Joshua HarrisLead Pastor
Joshua Harris has served as senior pastor of Covenant Life since 2004. His primary responsibilities are to provide vision and direction for the church through preaching God’s Word and leadership of the pastoral team.
Joshua grew up outside Portland, Ore. Raised in a Christian home, he gave his life to Christ as a teenager. At age 17, God began to stir in him a desire to call his generation to passionate commitment to Jesus. Following in his father’s footsteps, he began speaking at youth conferences and publishing a magazine for teens. His first book about honoring God in relationships and romance became a surprise best-seller.
Through the teaching and friendship of C.J. Mahaney, Josh was challenged to see the central role of the local church in God’s plan. Joshua moved to Covenant Life to receive on-the-job training and mentoring from C.J. and the other pastors. He fell in love with church, met and fell in love with his wife Shannon, and felt the Lord confirm his call to pastoral ministry. He served as a youth intern under Grant Layman, then as executive pastor, and eventually became Senior Pastor when C.J. transitioned to full-time leadership of Sovereign Grace Ministries.
Joshua is the author of several books including his latest, Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters. He serves as a member of the Gospel Coalition Council and the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood.
Joshua and Shannon have three children and live five miles from the church.